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Ed Soph

Ed Soph

Drums

Ed is an Associate Professor in the Jazz Studies and Performance Divisions of the College of Music at the Univ. of North Texas. He teaches applied drumset and the Rhythm Section Master Class. He has toured and recorded with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Clark Terry.

He is the author of several videos on drumset playing and is an active clinician for Yamaha and the coordinator for the summer drumset workshop. He has presented master classes throughout Europe, the Mid and Far East, Australia and New Zealand. He is the author of Essential Techniques for Drumset (Meredith Music/Hal Leonard), Musical Time (Carl Fischer), and The Big Band Primer (Ron Jon Publishers). He is also the author of a video, The Drum Set: A Musical Approach (Warner Bros.), and an instructional DVD, Musical Time (Carl Fischer).

As a performer and recording artist, Ed has been associated with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Bill Watrous, and Clark Terry. Small group credits include Randy Brecker, Ingrid Jensen, Red Rodney, Bobby Shew, Marvin Stamm, Ira Sullivan, and Clark Terry, Eddie Daniels, Joe Henderson, Marchel Ivery, Pat LaBarbera, Dave Liebman, Dave Pietro, and Chris Potter, Carl Fontana, Urbie Green, Slide Hampton, Bill Watrous, and Jiggs Whigham, Warren Bernhardt, David Catney, Bill Evans, Stefan Karlsson, Joe LoCascio, Bill Mays, Cedar Walton, and James Williams. Ed is an Artist Clinician for Yamaha, Zildjian, Evans Drumheads, and Innovative Percussion, makers of Ed’s signature stick. He has also recorded numerous Aebersold Play-A-Longs!



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